Programs

Join the Dance (Canada) (JTD) is a registered Federal Charity first established in February 2006 to deliver innovative character development programs through the medium of dance to children and youth. JTD is the Ontario representative for Pierre Dulaine’s internationally acclaimed Dancing Classrooms that was introduced by way of a pilot initiative to our public and catholic school system in Ontario in March 2007.  Since then,  JTD has been privileged to provide the extra-ordinary and proven benefits of Dancing Classrooms to over 17,000 students of the Elementary & Junior Middle School system through the establishing of  win/win community partnerships with schools of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB),  the Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board, and the French Catholic District School Board of Toronto.

Dancing Classrooms has the approval of our participating boards and schools in Ontario as a program that is proven to meet the requirements of the new Ontario Dance Curriculum and other key components  of the General Academic Curriculum.  In addition to learning the basics of ballroom dance, participants are learning about other cultures, enriching literacy, maths, and other key academic skills, and appreciating the importance of valuing diversity & equal opportunity in society. This is all achieved through a unique integrated learning approach that also allows our Teaching Artist and their co-facilitating classroom teachers to be primary role models of collaboration and teamwork to success. Lastly, in Dancing Classrooms our participants are involved in great physical activity while having enormous healthy fun.